Myck Kabongo Will Travel to Maui, Status Still Uncertain

Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The sophomore point guard has not played this season while he is under NCAA investigation.

According to a SID memo release, sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo will make the trip with the team when the Texas Longhorns travel to Hawaii to take part in the Maui Invitational. The Longhorns have held out Kabongo from games this season while awaiting a ruling on Kabongo's eligibility status. He has not played in either of the Longhorns' two wins to date.

The NCAA is currently investigating whether or not Kabongo accepted improper benefits as part of a trip to Cleveland for a pre-draft workout. Kabongo admitted to making the trip, which was paid for by his friend and former Texas player Tristan Thompson. Thompson has publicly stated that Kabongo has sinced reimbursed him for the trip.

There were rumblings that the Texas administration were optimistic that Kabongo would be cleared to play prior to the Longhorns' win against Coppin St. However, that has yet to happen, and Kabongo will remain sidelined until the NCAA makes an official ruling. Should Kabongo be suspended for any amount of time, the games he has already missed will count as time served.

The Longhorns will travel this weekend, and at the very least, Kabongo will get to experience a free trip to Maui. Texas opens the Maui Invitiational on Monday, taking on host team Chaminade.

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